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Louise Sund

Title: Researcher School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

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Louise Sund
Research subject Research environments
  • ESERGO - Environmental and Sustainability Education Research Group Örebro

About Louise Sund

I am an Associate Professor of Education, a teacher educator, and began my teaching career as an upper secondary school teacher. I am a researcher in Education at Örebro University’s School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. At Mälardalen University I am also the Research Education Coordinator in Didactics and am currently supervising four PhD students. I teach in the teacher education programmes and the educational sciences master’s programme, where I am also a supervisor of degree projects.

I am a member of the Environmental and Sustainability Education Research Group Örebro (ESERGO) at Örebro University, which empirically and theoretically examines the ethical and political aspects of environmental and sustainability education.

My PhD research took its point of departure in the change of emphasis in the field of environmental and sustainability education towards the inclusion of social and human development issues, where I investigated how teachers deal with the complex issues of intragenerational equity or social justice in their teaching. My current research draws on postcolonial and decolonial theoretical resources to examine productive pedagogical tensions in the intersections between environmental and sustainability education and global citizenship education. I have worked on several research projects in order to understand the challenges that teachers face when addressing global equity and justice issues in their classrooms and seek to identify how this work can be developed and supported.

I am currently the principal investigator in a research project funded by the Swedish Research Council entitled A decolonial approach to teaching global justice issues (DecoPrax) (2022-2026). The project aims to empirically investigate with teachers the possibilities and challenges of taking up ethically and politically charged issues in the classroom. By innovating and responding pedagogically through sustained engagement with decolonial theoretical resources, the project attends to a knowledge gap regarding the extent to which a decolonial praxis of global justice issues can enhance educational practice.

I am a regular reviewer for several international journals, including Environmental Education Research, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Journal of Moral Education and Sustainability. In the latter I am a member of the editorial board as topic editor. I am a member of the convenor group and reviewer for the network Environmental and Sustainability Education Research for the European Conference on Educational Research and have been a regular presenter at this Conference since 2012.

 

Publications

Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Chapters in books

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Manuscripts